Public Fingerprinting Services

The Winchester Police Department provides public fingerprinting to City of Winchester residents and any out of state resident seeking employment with the City of Winchester for purposes other than criminal violations in relation to Virginia Code Section §19.2-392(B) (Fingerprints and photographs by police authorities). Public fingerprinting is primarily performed for employment, business applications, adoptions, licensing, and other permits so designated. Fingerprinting is not available for immigration purposes.

Fingerprinting Hours

Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, but only if trained staff are available.

Fingerprinting Processing Fees

The Winchester Police Department charges $10.00 for the first fingerprint card and $5.00 for each successive fingerprint card. Payment must be made and valid identification provided to the operator before your fingerprints are taken. Payment must be made in the form of U. S. Currency (exact change only), check or money order. If one is paying by check or money order it must be payable to: Winchester Police Department or City of Winchester, Virginia. Credit and or debit cards are not acceptable means of payment. Payment is made at our Records Section and a receipt will be provided upon payment. Please note that the rolling fee includes only the cost of taking your fingerprints! Additional fees may be charged by the Virginia State Police or other criminal justice agencies for criminal background clearances.

Fingerprinting Documentation Required

You must bring two valid identifications with you before processing begins. Valid identification is a current Virginia Driver’s License or state issued Identification Card. Other current state driver’s licenses and issued identification cards may be accepted. A second proof of identification can be in the form of a valid Social Security Card, birth certificate (original copy), passport or military ID.

For those persons who were born outside of the United States, you MUST provide a third piece of identification.

  • If you are now a United States citizen, you must present proof of citizenship by presenting ONE of the following documents: naturalization papers or a U. S. passport.
  • If you have not yet become a citizen, you MUST present an Employment Authorization Card or a Resident Alien Card.

Fingerprinting Service Location

The Winchester Police Department is located in the Timbrook Public Safety Center, 231 E. Piccadilly Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601. Fingerprinting is conducted in the Fingerprinting Room located in the main lobby of the public safety center.

If you have any questions in reference to Fingerprinting please contact the Records Department at (540)545-4728.